with GENEVA JACUZZI and HARRIET BROWN
“I’m looking for a real high and a real low, isn’t that the way love goes?” The extraordinary peaks of love are incomparable, but these moments of euphoria are coupled with the feeling that they are fleeting, that conflict lies ahead or worse, inner solitude. Nevertheless, you go ahead — love is new every time and each time there are infinite ways to experience it and still never totally understand the story. Drawn to the way janet. (1993) seemed at once hopefully naive about what is possible while expressing a deep understanding of love’s downfalls, with Real High, Ramona Gonzalez updates this feminine inner dialogue to reflect the increasing challenges of hyper-modern society, in particular with respect to selfhood. Within our current climate of heightened self-awareness, we become inhibited in our ability to truly lose ourselves to another person. This album offers one perspective on how it is to be vulnerable in these moments of tension. The love song, for the artist, is not only about a relationship with another person, but also the love one has for oneself and one’s life, and one’s work. Real High looks into this paradigm, and finds more questions than answers. Recorded over the course of four years in Los Angeles with the help of Cole M.G.N., these songs of transformational love and relentless nostalgia present the most personal, lyric driven Nite Jewel record to date. With everything from expansive, futuristic balladry (“ Real High,” “ Part Of Me” ) to gauzy dance-floor hits (“ 2 Good 2 Be True,” “ The Answer” ), Nite Jewel’s fourth full length acts as her most focused and bold effort yet. Featuring contributions from long-time collaborators such as Dâm-Funk, Droop-E, and Julia Holter, the timeless production, unique voice, and pristine song-craft of Real High create an irresistible combination that only seeks to enhance its affecting message.
Geneva Jacuzzi: BIOMORPHIC ENTITY, adult retard. Possible anthropo-humanoid simulation. Self-reliant, self-regulating, aka Geneva Garvin. Possible late model Rozbo, two-legs, multiple-brained, one vagina, slow-fast dancer, believe me you’ll like her. Data point: self-fulfilling car service presumed culpable in escape from Dark Ages in 1999 and into the Non Dimensions. Current status: emotional/illusory. Category: dressed up in a magazine. Analysis of self: product integrated into what is stored as fractured persona malfunction. Will perform for money! Occupation: Sending human eroto-joy-sadness encoded HIGH FIDELITY POP MUSIC to central Couchsofa data base for repair of faulty creation myth.
Be ready 2 make CONTACT with producer, writer and performer Harriet Brown.
He’s got 20/15 Vision, in the left eye, 2 be specific, and HB has his sights on U. Ascending from Los Angeles by way of the Bay Area, HB is fresh on the scene and ready 2 take U all the way up 2 space and back with his debut album, Contact, the follow-up to his 2014 EP, New Era.
Composed, arranged, co-produced and performed by your very own himself, Contact is a concept album about communication and the contact we purposely, accidentally and inherently struggle to make between friends, lovers and strangers, be them human or otherwise. What contact do we make with our higher being, that compels us to fall back and ground our asses when we get too high past them clouds? Or what is this fear we feel as a result of broken communication, a sorta paralysis in the face of a potential threat to our collected cool? These are the questions HB’s asking and communicating 2 U all.
And when it comes 2 the live show, HB will stun U. It’s an all-in-one package deal with sensual vocals, live loops, groovin’ drum machines, manic guitar lines and thick synths, all at the hands of one being. It’s no secret that this multi-instrumentalist and producer is influenced sonically and ethically by The Artist himself. And If Prince is his king, Sade is his queen, as they reside over an ever expanding court of every genre that falls in between.
He’s not what U’d expect and that’s what makes HB’s language all the more engaging. Cause its a language of disconnection, a speak that breaks down stereotypes and genres. He’s not all funk, he’s not all RnB, and he sure ain’t pure pop or rock either. Sexual and sensitive, ambiguous and androgynous, who is this alien creature, sending us encoded messages like we got ESP? Don’t U wanna know?
So what do U say,
R U ready 2 get EVER so Freaky with ya very own Harriet Brown?